Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ugly Truths...


Why do I blog?

Is it because I lowwwwe writing?
Complete BS… if it was ONLY because I lowwwwe writing, then I would be typing on a blank page/diary instead of on a public forum.

I blog for hits/comments/recognition…
I blog because I am insecure and I constantly need to be told what a wonderful writer I am…
I blog because I like to talk about myself without being interrupted…
I blog because I am bored and I don’t have a “life” as life is conventionally defined…
I blog because I am not good enough to be a writer…

Why am I on Facebook?

Is it because I lowwwwe to be social?
Rubbish… I have 321 “friends” on FB; if you know me well enough, you would know that’s not possible in my real life.

I am on FB because it helps me remember people’s birthdays…
I am on FB because it helps me snoop on random people (cute colleagues/ex boyfriends/potential boyfriends/celebrities)…
I am on FB because it helps me promote my writing (and still people don’t seem to be interested)…

Why am I on Linkedin?

Is it because I want to ‘fast-track my career through enhanced networking’?
Trash… I have no aspirations of being a corporate slave for thirty years.

I am on Linkedin because it allows me to snoop on random people (cute colleagues/ex bosses/ex colleagues)…
I am on Linkedin because it allows me to “feel good about myself” when I compare my career with those who haven’t done “as well as I have”.
I am on Linkedin because it allows me to “feel above narrow bindings of corporate rat race” when I compare my career with those who have done “better than I have”.
I am on Linkedin because it allows me to promote my writing (and still people don’t seem to be interested)…

Why do I love gtalk?

Is it because I am so popular that people are ALWAYS pinging me and I can’t help it?
Nonsense… The people I like talking to are rarely online.

I love gtalk because it’s emotionally less demanding and lets you be ‘invisible’…
I love gtalk because it lets me express stuff which I can never say otherwise…
I love gtalk because it lets me promote my writing (and still people don’t seem to be interested)…

Why do I prefer smses?

Is it because OTHER PEOPLE are always messaging me and I only reply?
Crap… The only messages I get are spam and from telecom companies/banks (informing me that they are going to debit my account for services they haven’t provided).

I prefer smses because they are emotionally less demanding and short…
I prefer smses because they allow me to write stuff which I am too cowardly to say on the face (doesn’t mean I have broken up with people over a sms)…
I prefer smses because they allow me to lie in bed, scroll through old messages and smile…

Why do I like social media?

I don’t… but it gives me a false sense of “being connected” without invading my privacy

14 comments:

chandni said...

Just discovered your blog and loving it :)

Nefertiti said...

welcome...and thank you! esp I like the present continuous part: "loving it"... :)
keep reading

ssoggo said...

Why do I love writing?
Because it lets me express myself most freely
Because that is where I can jot down the craziest of ideas running about in my head
Because my creativity overflows so vastly, and that is one avenue where I can let it out
Because this is the simplest way I can prove myself and show all the snubs what I am
And mostly I love writing for the joy of writing, for the peace and joy and excitement that comes to me when my pen touches my paper...

ssoggo said...

And who says you're not good enough to be a writer? You're only as good as you know yourself you be.. Claim yourself a world worthy author of some of the bestest books yet to be written and published and go ahead with that confidence!

Nefertiti said...

@ssoggo

wow! that was beautiful... sniff sniff!! m all tears now... should I hug you n say, "it's only because of people like you that I have the courage to go on?" n some such filmy platitude?

as for the "why do i love writing" bit, well... I just do...

ssoggo said...

Hmm... Why do I scent sarcasm here..?

Nefertiti said...

huh? sarcasm? what sarcasm?
"innocent look"...

ssoggo said...

Then, my 'Innocent' Lady, save the tears. No filmy scenes needed here.. I think there's enough drama on your blog as it is..
*narrowed eyes*

prachetash said...

Clearly phones (calls) are out of fashion!

Honest post. Like.

Nefertiti said...

@ssoggo
drama? my blog? come on... clearly u hvnt yet disovered the "spicey" ones... mine is just PG-rated.

@prachetash
y dont u make them fashionable again? dont remember u making an effort...

quiet thoughts said...

Nice :-)

Nefertiti said...

@quiet thoughts

thanks for sharing your quiet thoughts :)

Tamanna said...

This is good stuff. We are probably the same person :P

Nefertiti said...

@tamanna
i think that will be very damaging for your reputation :)